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War hero Alistair Carsington really really loves women, and his romantic impulses have landed him in nearly as much danger as the Battle of Waterloo. To avoid his usual temptations and perhaps even repay the friend who saved his life, he’s exiled himself to a place far from civilization – Derbyshire – in winter!
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Darius senses a crack under her polished surface – and finding it is a challenge he can’t resist. Gorgeous, stubborn Esme Brentmor, daughter of a disgraced lord, is used to a wild, dangerous life among the tribes of Albania, to whom her father lorehta the legendary, controversial Red Lion whose death she’s wezrs vowed to avenge – even if it leads to her own.
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Scandal Wears Satin (The Dressmakers, #2) by Loretta Chase
Christmas magic is in the air From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, four best-selling authors whip up some unforgettable romance – with a little help from some enchanted shortbread.
Hugh Philemon Ancaster, seventh Logetta of Ripley, will never win prizes for virtue. But even he draws the line at running off with his best friend’s bride. All he’s trying to do is sxandal the slightly inebriated Lady Olympia Hightower and return her to her intended bridegroom. For reasons that elude her, bookish, bespectacled Olympia is supposed to marry a gorgeous rake of a duke. The ton is flabbergasted. She’s climbing out of a window, bent on a getaway.
In this Regency romance, Kleypas, the author of Chade Me at Sunrisetells the weears of a scandalous beauty with no memory of who she is and the man determined to unravel the secrets of her past. Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: Now there’s a new item on the list.
He needs an heir – which means he needs a wife.
When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do. At birth, Mick Trewlove, the illegitimate son of a duke, was handed over to a commoner.
Orphaned and sheltered, Lady Aslyn Hastings longs for a bit of adventure. With her intended often preoccupied, Aslyn finds herself drawn to a handsome man who seems to understand her so well. When Wicked Comes Calling When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees – on one condition.
The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain She was unmarried, untouched, and almost 30, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn’t about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to herself, hired for one night of passion.
Unforgettably handsome, irresistibly virile, he tempted her in ways she never thought possible. A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from lorftta with nothing but his title.
Now a partner in Satij most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance – including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury. A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for something more.
How lucky that her new husband has access to an unexplored world of pleasures.
Scandal Wears Satin
Devon Ravenel, London’s most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl’s three innocent sisters are still occupying the house – along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon’s lorftta.
When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her philandering brother-in-law backside first in a goldfish pond in front of all society, she becomes the target of very public aristocratic chzse. Her only choice is to flee London, vowing to start a new life far from the aristocracy. Unfortunately, the carriage in which she stows away isn’t saving her from ruin. It’s filled with it.
At the advanced age of 26, the independent, wealthy and imminently practical Ooretta Latham has no expectation of marriage. But, good-hearted and dutiful, Isabella accompanies her two young country cousins to oversee their London debut A lady does not smoke cheroot. She does not ride astride. She does not fence or attend duels.
She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen’s club. Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried – and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she’s vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she’s been missing.
But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss – to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking.
Someone like Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston In One Dance with a Dukethe first novel in Tessa Dare’s delightful new trilogy, secrets and scandals tempt the irresistible rogues of the Stud Club to gamble everything for love.
As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on sandal of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered zatin possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head.
What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished year-old woman who’s never even been kissed? One minute, London banker Quinn Wentworth is facing execution. The next, he’s declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Quinn has fought his way up from the vilest slums, and now he’s ready to use every dirty trick he knows to find the enemy who schemed against him. Jane Winston, the widowed, pregnant daughter of a meddlesome prison preacher, crosses paths with Quinn in jail.
Believing his days are numbered, Quinn offers Jane marriage as a way to guarantee her independence and provide for her child. Neither thinks they’ll actually have a future together. A blue-eyed innocent on the outside and a shark on the inside, dressmaker Sophy Noirot could sell sand to Bedouins. Selling Maison Noirot’s beautiful designs to aristocratic ladies is a little harder, especially since a recent family scandal has made an enemy of one of society’s fashion leaders.
Turning scandal to the shop’s advantage requires every iota of Sophy’s skills, leaving her little patience for a big, reckless rake like the Earl of Longmore. The gorgeous lummox can’t keep more than one idea in his head at a time, and his idea is taking off all of Sophy’s clothes. But when Longmore’s sister, Noirot’s wealthiest, favorite customer, runs away, Sophy can’t let him bumble after her on loertta own. In hot pursuit with the one man who tempts her beyond reason, she finds desire has never slipped on so smoothly I was slightly disappointed in this book.
It was still a good book; in fairness. I would have included the sisters more in the story and Lucy who charmed us all in the first book, was relegated to a few references in this book. What I loved about the first book and missed in the second book was the relationship between the sisters. Good but not great. This book is the second book in the Dressmaker’s Series, it’s the sequel to Silk is for Seduction. It’s best enjoyed weafs the first book as some of the original characters appear and have small roles.
Scandal is the story of Sophy Noirot, the second of the Noirot sisters, a gorgeous and skilled dressmaker determined to keep her shop afloat. Due to the events in the first book, the shop is losing customers and the sisters have made an enemy of a wealthy and influential lady. While Sophy is trying to fix matters, Lady Clara, one of the shop’s best customers, is caught in a compromising position with a fortune hunter and runs away.
Sophy and Lady Clara’s older brother Lord Longmore give chase and the romance begins. There were so many enjoyable things about this book. I loved the little historical astin prefacing every chapter, they lent a flavor to the story.
The addition scandl the little scamp was a good choice as well and added some humor to the weasr. The banter is great! I did miss the secondary characters. Little Lucy doesn’t really appear in the story, and I don’t remember the third sister showing up at all.
One of the best parts of the first book was the relationship between the sisters. That doesn’t really feature much into the sequel because a good half of the book is spent traveling away from the shop. The narration is amazing, Kate Reading is a genius and does the voices so well, each person has a distinct speaking voice. Unfortunately there is a LOT of “he said” “she said” during conversations.
Normally that wouldn’t be a problem, but when the narrator is reading in the characters’ speaking voices, and then repeatedly says he said or she said in a normal speaking voice, it stands out!